The Ukrainian army was able to recapture some cities on Tuesday by repelling a Russian invader amid incessant bombardment.
” [Les militaires ukrainiens] Now, under certain circumstances, they are under attack, ”Pentagon spokesman John Kirby told CNN.
Almost a month after the invasion of Ukraine, Russia has not controlled the capital, Kiev, or the main strategic port city in the south, Mariupol.
But after fierce fighting, Ukrainian forces have seized control of the small town of Makhri, west of Kiev, CNN reported on Tuesday.
In the south, near the captured city of Gershon, the Ukrainians were also “trying to regain territory”, the Pentagon added.
The urgency is felt: the aid agency Mercy Corps said Tuesday that many cities still have only three or four days’ worth of food, citing a humanitarian organization that is “completely broken”.
On the other hand, Russian soldiers seem to have difficulty communicating with each other and running out of fuel and food, Kirby noted.
But a NATO official told CNN on Tuesday that Belarus could join its forces in the war “soon.”
Even more worrying: Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov has refused to rule out the possibility of using nuclear weapons if Moscow perceives a “threat to existence.”
Because Russia has far fewer destructive nuclear weapons than Hiroshima, so they can be used. New York Times.
His U.S. envoy, Joe Biden, said Monday evening that Vladimir Putin was “considering” chemical and biological weapons.
Meanwhile, major cities in Ukraine are facing even more severe strikes.
The municipality said it could not provide an estimate that 100,000 people were still hit by two “superpower bombs” like Mariupol.
In the capital, at least one man in military uniform was killed in a drone strike on Tuesday.
The family was devastated
A Russian tank is also said to have destroyed a family that fled near Kharkiv in the northeast of the country. Passengers waved the white flag and shouted that they were civilians, in vain, wrote Lyodmila Denisova, human rights activist in the Ukrainian parliament.
The parents and their 9-year-old daughter were killed and a 17-year-old man was injured, he added.
According to the White House, the West should announce new sanctions against Russia tomorrow.
– With Roxane Trudel